Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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Seems simple enough
by jessesmith on Sun 6th Nov 2011 21:30 UTC
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This is a no brainer, really, of course apps should be developed multi-platform. Unless you're some zealot who thinks their software needs to remain "pure", there isn't any good reason not to support multiple operating systems.

In the case of Linux apps it's good for the project to go multi-platform (more users) and good for Linux. Most people run programs, not operating systems. Users are much more likely to switch to Linux if they know they can use the same apps as they could on Windows.

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